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THE LATEST: Stats show no new COVID-deaths; positivity rate rises to 1.5%

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Coronavirus continues to impact the entire country, including Connecticut.

Below is a breakdown of developments as they happen:

As of Sept. 9, Gov. Ned Lamont said hospitalizations were at 57. Cases totaled 53,871. Deaths were at 4,474 since the start of the pandemic in Connecticut.

For a complete town-by-town breakdown of the cases, click here

Sept. 9

On Wednesday, there were 53,871 coronavirus cases reported, up 89 since Tuesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1.5 percent.

There were no coronavirus-related death reported since Tuesday, leaving the total since the beginning of the pandemic at 4,474. Hospitalizations increased by 7, bringing the total to 57.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,290,642, an increase of 5,943 since Tuesday.

Sept. 8

4 p.m.

On Tuesday, there were 53,782 coronavirus cases reported, up 417 since Friday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.85 percent.

There were 6 more coronavirus-related death reported since Friday, bringing the total at 4,474. Hospitalizations decreased by 8, bringing the total to 50.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,284,699, an increase of 49,185 since Friday.

9 a.m.

Global COVID-19 cases hit 27,520,223 with 897,522 deaths and 19,611,660 recoveries.

U.S. cases rose to 6,486,426 to go along with 193,586 deaths and 3,758,629 recoveries.

Sept. 7

10 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 27,334,298 with 893,711 deaths and 19,410,583 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases increased to 6,462,225 with 193,259 deaths and 3,726,110 recoveries.

Sept. 4

4 p.m. 

On Friday, there were 53,365 coronavirus cases reported, up 156 since Thursday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.8 percent.

There were no new coronavirus-related deaths reported since the previous day, leaving the total at 4,468. Hospitalizations decreased by 7, bringing the total at 58.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,35,514, an increase 19,431 since Thursday.

7:25 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 26,502,437 with 873,803 deaths and 18,684,199 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases increased to 6,335,653 with 191,060 deaths and 3,575,495 recoveries.

Sept. 3

4 p.m. 

On Thursday, there were 53,209 coronavirus cases reported, up 101 since Wednesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.7 percent.

There was 1 new coronavirus-related death reported since the previous day, bringing the total at 4,468. Hospitalizations stayed the same, keeping the total at 65.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,216,083, an increase 14,234 since Wednesday.

7:45 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 26,211,412 with 868,068 deaths and 18,470,179 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases increased to 6,291,627 with 190,014 deaths and 3,547,926 recoveries.

Sept. 2

4 p.m. 

On Wednesday, there were 53,108 coronavirus cases reported, up 102 since Tuesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.88 percent.

There was 1 new coronavirus-related death reported since the previous day, bringing the total at 4,467. Hospitalizations increased by 9, bringing the total to 65.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,201,849, an increase 11,634 since Tuesday.

7:30 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 25,935,511 with 861,900 deaths and 18,217,094 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases increased to 6,258,028 with 188,907 deaths and 3,497,431 recoveries.

Sept. 1

4 p.m.

On Tuesday, there were 53,006 coronavirus cases reported, up 127 since Monday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.66 percent.

There was 1 new coronavirus-related death reported since the previous day, bringing the total at 4,466. Hospitalizations increased by 4, bringing the total to 56.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,190,215, an increase of 19,245 since Monday.

Aug. 31

4 p.m. 

On Monday, there were 52,879 coronavirus cases reported, up 384 since Friday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.8 percent.

There were no new coronavirus-related deaths reported over the weekend, keeping the total at 4,465. Hospitalizations increased by 8, bringing the total to 58.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,170,970, an increase of 45,572 since Friday.

Governor Ned Lamont also announced that the COVID-19 Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergency Declaration until Feb. 9, 2021. 

10:30 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 25,447,6270 with 851,512 deaths and 17,760,450 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases increased to 6,177,4207 with 187,248 deaths and 3,425,925 recoveries.

Aug. 28

4 p.m. 

On Friday, there were 52,495 coronavirus cases reported, up 145 since Thursday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1 percent.

There were no new coronavirus-related deaths reported since the previous day, keeping the total at 4,465. Hospitalizations increased by 4, bringing the total to 60.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,125,398, an increase of 13,997 since Thursday.

8:45 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 24,661,630 with 836,339 deaths and 17,117,749 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases increased to 6,048,404 with 184,834 deaths and 3,348,744 recoveries.

Aug. 27

4 p.m.

On Thursday, there were 52,350 coronavirus cases reported, up 130 since Wednesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.8 percent.

There were two new coronavirus-related deaths reported since the previous day, bringing the total to 4,465. Hospitalizations decreased by 1, bringing the total to 56.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,111,401, an increase of 15,452 since Wednesday.

7 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 24,364,884 with 830,360 deaths and 16,896,572 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases increased to 6,001,103 with 183,677 deaths and 3,314,664 recoveries.

Aug. 26

4 p.m.

On Wednesday, there were 52,220 coronavirus cases reported, up 180 since Tuesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1.2 percent.

There were no new coronavirus-related deaths reported since the previous day, keeping the total to 4,463. Hospitalizations decreased by 2, bringing the total to 57.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,095,949, an increase of 15,312 since Tuesday.

6:30 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 24,090,754 with 824,162 deaths and 16,632,383 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases totaled 5,956,160 with 182,421 deaths and 3,254,739 recoveries.

Aug. 25

4:15 p.m. 

On Tuesday, there were 52,040 coronavirus cases reported, up 29 since Monday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.58 percent.

There were three coronavirus-related deaths reported since the previous day, bringing the total to 4,463 on Monday. Hospitalizations increased by 2, bringing the total to 59.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,080,637, an increase of 4,992 since Monday.

11:15 a.m.

Danbury health officials said the city was averaging 22 cases per 100,000. A COVID-19 alert was issued there last week following the recent spike.

They attributed the spread to small family gatherings and parties on Candlewood Lake.

They also said the get togethers happened during the power outage situation that followed Tropical Storm Isaias.

Still, they called the uptick "slow" and said the virus had not spread beyond Danbury.

11:10 a.m.

Global cases rose to 23,876,989 with 818,480 deaths and 16,412,037 recoveries, Worldometers reported.

U.S. cases hit 5,920,913 with 181,408 deaths and 3,219,327 recoveries.

Aug. 24

4 p.m.

On Monday, there were 52,011 coronavirus cases reported, up 492 since Friday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.89 percent.

There were no coronavirus-related deaths reported for three days, keeping the total to 4,460 on Monday. Hospitalizations increased by 3, bringing the total to 57.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,075,645, an increase of 55,317 since Friday.

10:30 a.m.

There have been 23,638,039 global cases of COVID-19, according to Worldometers. There have also been 813,419 deaths and 16,132,813 recoveries.

U.S. cases rose to 5,876,677 with 180,622 deaths and 3,167,310 recoveries.

Aug. 21

4 p.m. 

On Friday, there were 51,519 coronavirus cases reported, up 87 from Thursday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1.2 percent. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 2, bringing the total to 4,460 on Friday. Hospitalizations increased by 7, bringing the total to 54.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,020,328, an increase of 7,518 since Thursday.

7:30 a.m.

There have been 22,891,681 global cases of COVID-19, according to Worldometers. There have also been 797,671 deaths and 15,538,763 recoveries.

U.S. cases rose to 5,746,534 with 177,438 deaths and 3,095,910 recoveries.

Aug. 20

4:30 p.m.

Gov. Lamont’s eviction freeze will be extended to Oct. 1. He cites the high unemployment rate. Rent relief will be increased for landlords, so they can work with tenants. The money comes from the Covid Relief Fund

4 p.m.

On Thursday, there were 51,432 coronavirus cases reported, up 118 from Wednesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.95 percent. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 1, bringing the total to 4,458 on Thursday. Hospitalizations decreased by 2, bringing the total to 47.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,012,810, an increase of 12,415 since Wednesday.

7:30 a.m.

There have been 22,611,340 global cases of COVID-19, according to Worldometers. There have also been 791,678 deaths and 15,326,631 recoveries.

U.S. cases rose to 5,701,390 with 176,365 deaths and 3,063,213 recoveries.

Aug. 19

4 p.m.

On Wednesday, there were 51,314 coronavirus cases reported, an increase of 59 since the previous day. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 1, bringing the total at 4,457 on Wednesday. Hospitalizations increased by 2, bringing the total to 49.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 1,000,395, an increase of 9,683 since Tuesday. The positivity rate is a 0.6 percent.

2 p.m.

Gov. Ned Lamont said that as of Aug. 19, the state performed more than 1 million COVID-19 tests.

“I am incredibly proud of the work that our agencies, state-contracted laboratories, and testing partners have done to ensure that we have a test available for everyone who needs one in our state,” Lamont said. “This is a significant milestone, but we have to continue these efforts and keep going. We’re committed to moving forward with initiatives that keep testing available in the state to protect our residents, maintain the progress of our safe reopening, and get children back to school. I want to thank our partners in both the public and private sectors that have made this milestone a reality.”

7 a.m.

Global COVID-19 cases spiked to 22,334,748 to go along with 784,876 deaths and 15,070,307 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases hit 5,656,204 with 175,092 deaths and 3,011,577 recoveries.

Aug. 18

4 p.m. 

On Tuesday, there were 51,255 coronavirus cases reported. There were an additional 40 cases reported since Monday, but the state said 52 previously reported cases were removed from the total due to data errors. The number of coronavirus-related deaths stayed the same, leaving the total at 4,456 on Tuesday. Hospitalizations increased by 5, bringing the total to 47.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 990,712, an increase of 10,760 since Monday. The positivity rate is a 0.37 percent.

7 a.m.

Global coronavirus cases climbed to 22,079,923 with 778,102 deaths and 14,814,000 recoveries.

U.S. cases hit 5,613,183 with 173,772 deaths and 2,974,780 recoveries.

Aug. 17

4:15 p.m.

On Monday, there were 51,267 coronavirus cases reported, up 370 from Friday. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 3 over the weekend, bringing the total to 4,456 on Monday. Hospitalizations decreased by 14, bringing the total to 42. Gov. Lamont said this is the lowest number of people hospitalized since March 20. 

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 979,958, an increase of 44,272 since Friday. The positivity rate is a 0.84 percent. 

2:30 p.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases reached 21,941,838 with 775,226 deaths and 14,658,389 recoveries, Worldometers reported.

U.S. cases rose to 5,582,408 with 173,339 deaths and 2,928,195 recoveries.

Aug. 14

4 p.m.

Gov. Ned Lamont's office said the state performed an additional 10,353 tests since the previous day. There were 115 more positive cases, 3 more deaths, a decrease of 7 hospitalizations and the state's positivity rate is at 1.1 percent.

11:15 a.m.

Worldometers reported 21,153,984 total COVID-19 cases with 758,942 deaths and 13,980,930 recoveries.

U.S. cases hit 5,420,316 total cases with 170,468 deaths and 2,844,440 recoveries.

Aug. 13

4 p.m.

On Thursday, there were 50,782 coronavirus cases reported, up 76 from Wednesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.9 percent. The number of coronavirus-related deaths stayed the same, leaving the total to 4,450 on Thursday. Hospitalizations increased by 6, bringing the total to 63.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 925,327, an increase of 8,045 since Wednesday.

The state also released new data on COVID-19 cases in the state for the week of Aug. 2-8 by age group. Data shows people in their 20s had the largest amount of positive test results, followed by people in their 30s and 40s.

7 a.m.

COVID-19 cases worldwide rose to 20,836,339 with 747,865 deaths and 13,729,162 recoveries, Worldometers reported.

U.S. cases totaled 5,360,488 with 169,135 deaths and 2,813,125 recoveries.

Aug. 12

4 p.m.

On Wednesday, there were 50,706 coronavirus cases reported, up 22 from Tuesday. That leaves a positivity rate of 0.28 percent. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 6, bringing the total to 4,450 on Wednesday. Hospitalizations decreased by 12, bringing the total to 58.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 917,282, an increase of 7,977 since Tuesday.

9:15 a.m.

Worldwide cases of COVID-19 rose to 20,584,892 with 747,001 deaths and 13,491,192 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

In the U.S. cases rose to 5,309,622 with 167,789 deaths and 2,757,410 recoveries.

Aug. 11

4 p.m.

On Tuesday, there were 50,684 coronavirus cases reported, up 114 from Monday. That leaves a positivity rate of 1.4 percent. The number of coronavirus-related deaths stayed the same, keeping the total to 4,444 on Tuesday. Hospitalizations increased by 6, bringing the total to 70.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 909,305, an increase of 8,338 since Monday.

11:30 a.m.

The governors of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey adjusted the joint travel advisory to include Hawaii, South Dakota, Virgin Islands. Alaska, New Mexico and Rhode Island were removed.

RELATED: Hawaii, South Dakota, Virgin Islands added to travel advisory

8:15 a.m.

Global COVID-19 cases reached 20,283,120 with 739,795 deaths and 13,207,480 recoveries, Worldometers reported.

The U.S. has had 5,251,997 cases to go along with 166,201 deaths and 2,716,593 recoveries.

Aug. 10

4 p.m.

On Monday, there were 50,567 coronavirus cases reported, up 247 from Friday. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 3, bringing the total to 4,444. Hospitalizations decreased by 1, bringing the total to 64.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 900,967, an increase of 38,309 since Friday.

Gov. Lamont also outlined some enforcement's in the state regarding coronavirus protocols:

He said for folks who cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition must now have documentation.

The first fines have been issued due to travel advisory violations.

He said they will be stepping up enforcement on large private parties

And fines and closures will be enforced for businesses violating the rules.

12 p.m.

Worldwide coronavirus cases hit 20,105,982 to go along with 735,314 deaths and 12,953,368 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases rose to 5,212,499, deaths hit 165,766 and there have been 2,667,649 recoveries.

Aug. 7

4 p.m. 

On Friday, there were 50,302 coronavirus cases reported, up 75 from Thursday. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 4, bringing the total to 4,441. Hospitalizations decreased by 1, bringing the total to 65.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 862,658, an increase of 7,532 since Thursday.

7 a.m.

Worldwide coronavirus cases hit 19,292,059 to go along with 718,312 deaths and 12,384,609 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases rose to 5,032,805, deaths hit 162,812 and there have been 2,577,349 recoveries.

Aug. 6.

4 p.m.

On Thursday, there were 50,245 coronavirus cases reported, up 20 from Wednesday. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 0 for the third consecutive day, leaving the total at 4,437. Hospitalizations increased by 7, bringing the total to 66.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 855,126, an increase of 8,984 since Wednesday.

7:15 a.m.

Worldwide coronavirus cases hit 19,006,384 to go along with 711,869 deaths and 12,193,223 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases rose to 4,973,741, deaths hit 161,608 and there have been 2,540,880 recoveries.

Aug. 5

4 p.m.

On Wednesday, there were 50,225 coronavirus cases reported, up 115 from Tuesday. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 0 for the second consecutive day, leaving the total at 4,437. Hospitalizations decreased by 1, bringing the total to 59.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 846,142, an increase of 11,839 since Tuesday.

7:30 a.m.

Global coronavirus cases rose to 18,732,987 with 705,042 deaths and 11,945,129 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

The U.S. reported 4,919,116 cases, 160,335 deaths and 2,482,899 recoveries.

Aug. 4

4 p.m.

On Tuesday, there were 50,110 coronavirus cases reported, up 48 from Monday. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 0 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 4,437. Hospitalizations increased by 4, bringing the total to 60.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 834,303, an increase of 7,0090 since Monday.

6:30 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 18,475,859 with 698,220 deaths and 11,702,296 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases spiked to 4,862,513 with 158,968 deaths and 2,448,295 recoveries.

Aug. 3

4 p.m. 

On Monday, there were 50,062 coronavirus cases reported, up 252 from Friday. Monday’s testing statistics showed a 0.7 percent positivity rate. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 5 over the weekend, bringing the total to 4,437. Hospitalizations decreased by 13, bringing the total to 56.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 827,213, an increase of 35,173 since Friday.

July 31

4 p.m. 

As of Friday, there were 49,810 coronavirus cases reported, up 140 from Thursday. Friday's testing statistics showed a 0.9 percent positivity rate. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 1, bringing the total to 4,432. Hospitalizations increased by 3, bringing the total to 69.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 792,040, an increase of 15,265 since Thursday.

7:30 a.m.

According to Worldometer, global cases of COVID-19 rose to 17,505,573, as did deaths, reaching 677,465. There have been 10,961,853 recoveries.

U.S. cases grew to 4,635,226 with 155,306 deaths and 2,285,613 recoveries.

July 30

As of Thursday, there were 49,670 coronavirus cases reported.

Thursday’s testing statistics showed a 1 percent positivity rate, with 12,958 tests being administered and 130 coming back positive.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 6, bringing the total to 4,431 . Hospitalizations increased by 13, bringing the total to 66.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 767,775 , an increase of 12,958.

July 29

4 p.m.

As of Wednesday, there were 49,540 coronavirus cases reported, up 79 from Tuesday. The state also said in addition to the 79 recently diagnosed cases, and 12,367 tests, “384 cases and 750 tests performed during April-June were newly reported to DPH in connection with a transition to electronic reporting by an out of state regional laboratory and for surveillance purposes have been added to the total case and test counts.”

Wednesday’s testing statistics showed a 0.6 percent positivity rate, with 7,638 tests being administered and 94 coming back positive.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 2, bringing the total to 4,425. Hospitalizations decreased by 1, bringing the total to 53.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 763,817, an increase of 12,367, which includes confirmed plus probable cases.

4 p.m.

Associated Press says confirmed deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. have hit 150,000, by far the highest toll in the world, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

7:15 a.m.

Global cases of COVID-19 rose to 16,923,279 to go along with 664,193 deaths and 10,486,331 recoveries.

U.S. cases grew to 4,498,475 with 152,343 deaths and 2,188,954 recoveries.

July 28

4 p.m.

As of Tuesday, there were 49,077 coronavirus cases reported, up 94 from Monday. Tuesday’s testing statistics showed a 1.2 percent positivity rate. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 5, bringing the total to 4,423. Hospitalizations decreased by 5, bringing the total to 54.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 750,700, an increase of 7,638 since Monday.

7:30 a.m.

COVID-19 cases across the globe rose to 16,674,043 with 657,276 deaths and 10,264,480 recoveries.

U.S. cases hit 4,433,532 with 150,450 deaths and 2,137,187 recoveries.

July 27

4 p.m. 

Since Friday, there were 48,983 coronavirus cases reported, up 207 over the weekend. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 5, bringing the total to 4,418. Hospitalizations decreased by 12, bringing the total to 59.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 743,062, an increase of 31,960.

8:50 a.m.

COVID-19 cases worldwide reached 16,450,972 with 652,911 deaths and 10,072,459 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

Cases in the U.S. hit 4,371,992 with 149,852 deaths and 2,090,231 recoveries.

July 24

4 p.m. 

As of Friday, there were 48,776 coronavirus cases reported, up 544 from Thursday. The total coronavirus cases also included the probable cases. The number of coronavirus-related deaths increased by 3, bringing the total to 4,413. Hospitalizations decreased by 1, bringing the total to 71.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 711,102, an increase of 25,233.

6:30 a.m.

Global coronavirus cases rose to 15,677,377 with 636,978 deaths and 9,563,344 recoveries, Worldometers reported.

The U.S. counted 4,170,333 cases, 147,342 deaths and 1,980,432 recoveries.

July 23

4 p.m.

As of Thursday, there were 48,232 coronavirus cases reported, up 83 from Wednesday. The Department of Public Health noted that there were 83 new cases since the previous day, but 74 previously reported cases were removed due to updated laboratory findings of false positive results.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths went up by 4, totaling 4.410. Hospitalizations went up slightly to 72, an increase of 9 since Wednesday.

Out of 13,483 tests administered, 83 came back positive, which is a 0.6% positivity rate.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 685,869, an increase of 13,483.

6:30 a.m.

Global coronavirus cases rose to 15,400,761 with 630,781 deaths and 9,377,142 recoveries, Worldometers reported.

The U.S. counted 4,101,308 cases, 146,192 deaths and 1,943,503 recoveries.

July 22

4 p.m.

As of Wednesday, there were 48,223 coronavirus cases reported, up 127 from Tuesday. The number of coronavirus-related deaths stayed the same, at 4,406. Hospitalizations went up slightly to 63, an increase of 1 since Tuesday.

Out of 11,529 tests administered, 127 came back positive, which is a 1.1% positivity rate.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 672,386, an increase of 11,529.

6:30 a.m.

Worldometers reported 15,118,005 global COVID-19 cases with 620,043 deaths and 9,134,354 recoveries.

The U.S. surged past 4 million cases with 4,028,733. There have been 144,958 deaths and 1,886,778 recoveries.

According to COVID Act Now, Connecticut is the only state in the country on track to contain the virus.

July 21

4 p.m.

As of Tuesday, there were 48,096 coronavirus cases reported, up 41 from Monday. The number of coronavirus-related deaths stayed the same, at 4,406. Hospitalizations went up slightly to 62, an increase of 8 since Monday.

Out of 5,548 tests administered, 41 came back positive, which is a 0.7% positivity rate.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 660,857, an increase of 5,548.

1:15 p.m.

Ten more states were added to Connecticut's travel advisory: Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia, Washington One state has been removed: Minnesota

The list now includes a total of 31 states, and can be seen by clicking here.

6:45 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 14,880,369 with 613,989 deaths and 8,934,252 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. reports climbed to 3,961,805 to go along with 143,864 deaths and 1,850,988 recoveries.

July 20

4:15 p.m. 

Gov. Lamont announced on Monday that the state will be tightening up on its mandatory travel quarantine. It still applies to those traveling from 22 states.

Anyone traveling from those states, whether they are driving or flying, must complete an online travel health form.

Those who fail to comply with quarantining or completing the health form is subject to a $1,000 fine.

4 p.m.

Gov. Ned Lamont revealed that hospitalizations have decreased by 12 since Friday, bringing the total to 54. COVID-19 cases rose by 162 since Friday to 48,055 and there were 10 more deaths since last week, bringing the total to 4,406.

Lamont said 27,323 tests were performed since Friday, bring the total to 655,309.

July 17

4 p.m. 

Gov. Ned Lamont revealed that hospitalizations remained the same at 66 since the previous day, COVID-19 cases rose by 143 to 47,893 and there were 7 additional deaths, bringing the total to 4,396. 

Lamont said 14,417 tests were reported in the last day, bringing the total to 627,986. 

7:30 a.m.

Global COVID-19 cases hit 13,979,223 with 593,450 deaths and 8,305,673 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases rose to 3,696,141 with 141,130 deaths and 1,680,424 recoveries.

July 16

4:15 p.m. 

When asked about the younger age group spiking in COVID-19 cases, Lamont said that age group may be a little more casual when it comes to wearing the mask and close contact socializing. Lamont said, "please, please be very careful." 

4 p.m. 

Gov. Ned Lamont revealed that hospitalizations decreased by 1 since the previous day to reach 66, COVID-19 cases rose by 114 to 47,750 and there were 9 additional deaths, which brought the total to 4,389

He also said that 11,453 people have been tested in the last day. That brought the total since the start of the pandemic to 613,569.

Lamont also released coronavirus cases by age, saying the age group that had the most to test positive in the last week were between the ages of 20 and 29. 

9 a.m.

Unemployment claims rose another 1.3 million in the last week. That is a decrease of 10,000 from the previous week.

A breakdown of the numbers can be viewed here.

7:50 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases climbed to 13,727,388, to go along with 587,675 deaths and 8,178,042 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases rose to 3,618,739 with 140,185 deaths and 1,646,683 recoveries.

July 15

4 p.m.

Gov. Ned Lamont revealed that hospitalizations ticked up by 1 since the previous day to reach 67, COVID-19 cases rose by 106 and there were 8 additional deaths.

He also said that 12,338 people have been tested in the last day. That brought the total since the start of the pandemic to 602,116.

11 a.m. 

Worldwide COVID-19 cases totaled 13,560,323 with 583,521 deaths and 7,913,764 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases rose to 3,569,568 with 139,504 deaths and 1,601,508 recoveries.

July 14

4 p.m.

As of Tuesday, there were 47,530 coronavirus cases reported, up 20 from Monday. The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 4,372, an increase of 1 since the previous day. Hospitalizations went down to 66, a decrease of 8 since Monday.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 589,778, an increase of 2,447.

11 a.m.

Gov. Ned Lamont added four states to Connecticut's travel advisory: Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Delaware was removed.

Read more here.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases totaled 13,297,153 with 577,014 deaths and 7,763,491 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases rose to 3,481,689 with 138,291 deaths and 1,550,471 recoveries.

July 13

4:15 p.m. 

Governor Ned Lamont announced a certification policy for travelers coming into Connecticut from states that are part of the travel ban. 

That policy will require those on the plane to say where they are coming from, where they are going to be staying, how they plan on quarantining, and who they are traveling with. 

Lamont said this form will be given to state officials and will be easier to tack and trace if someone from the flight tests positive for COVID-19. 

4 p.m. 

As of Monday, there were 47,510 coronavirus cases reported, up 223 from Friday. The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 4,371, an increase of 23 since Friday. Hospitalizations went down to 74, a decrease of 3 since the weekend.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 587,331, an increase of 31,101.

11:30 a.m.

Worldometers reported 13,113,308 global COVID-19 cases with 572,893 deaths and 7,635,546 recoveries.

U.S. cases rose to 3,432,586 with 137,842 deaths and 1,518,254 recoveries.

July 11

6:30 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 12,652,819 with 563,488 deaths and 7,386,534 recoveries.

U.S. cases climbed to 3,292,257 with 136,682 deaths and 1,460,644 recoveries.

July 10

2:30 p.m. 

As of Friday, there were 47,287 coronavirus cases reported, up 78 from Thursday. The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 4,348, which did not increase from the previous day. Hospitalizations went down to 77, a decrease of 13 from the previous day.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 556,230, an increase of 12,594.

Gov. Lamont said the positivity rate is at 0.6 percent. 

12:45 p.m.

Gov. Lamont said new data on Friday showed no COVID-related deaths. In a post on social media, he said "I appreciate everyone's support to help mitigate the impact of this virus on our state."

7 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 12,420,723 with 558,091 deaths and 7,246,374 recoveries.

U.S. cases climbed to 3,220,559 with 135,828 deaths and 1,426,483 recoveries.

July 9

4 p.m.

As of Thursday, there were 47,209 coronavirus cases reported, up 101 from the previous day. The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 4,348, an increase of 5 from the previous day. Hospitalizations went up by 2, to 90.

The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic now totals 543,636, up 8,171 since Tuesday.

8:45 a.m.

Another 1.3 million people filed first-time claims for unemployment aid last week, according to the Department of Labor. Read more here.

8:30 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 12,198,686 with 552,791 deaths and 7,095,726 recoveries.

U.S. cases climbed to 3,159,671 with 134,888 deaths and 1,393,256 recoveries.

July 8

4:45 p.m. 

The state released new statistics on Wednesday afternoon.

As of Wednesday, there were 47,108 coronavirus cases reported, up 75 from the previous day. The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 4,343, an increase of 5 from the previous day. Hospitalizations went up by 5, to 88. The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic now totals 535,465, up 7,335 since Tuesday.

7:15 a.m.

Global coronavirus cases rose to 11,980,595 with 547,321 deaths and 6,925,062 recoveries.

U.S. cases soared past 3 million. They totaled 3,097,538 with 133,991 deaths and 1,355,524 recoveries.

July 7

4 p.m.

The state released new statistics, which showed no COVID-related deaths since the day before.

As of Tuesday, there were 47,033 coronavirus cases reported, up 57 from the previous day. The number of coronavirus-related deaths stayed at 4,338. Hospitalizations went up by 14, to 83. The number of tests performed since the beginning of the pandemic now totals 528,130, up 5,745 since Monday.

2 p.m.

Gov. Ned Lamont announced that Tuesday's statistics show there were no coronavirus-related deaths for the first time in months. Today's numbers did show, however, there were 16 hospitalizations reported.

Lamont did say the statistics still show that the state saw nearly 6,000 new tests with only 1 percent coming back positive. 

1:30 p.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 11,841,062 with 543,430 deaths and 6,811,448 recoveries, Worldometers reported.

U.S. cases topped 3,058,864 with 133,344 deaths and 1,336,876 recoveries.

10:20 a.m.

Gov. Lamont added three new states to Connecticut's travel advisory. The state's now include: AL, AR, AZ, CA, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, KS, LA, MS, NC, NV, OK, SC, TN, TX, and UT.

Read more here.

July 6

4 p.m.

State officials announced the latest statistics related to the coronavirus pandemic.

They reported 46,976 people tested positive, up 259 from Friday. Deaths rose to 4,338, an increase of 3 since Friday. Hospitalizations declined to 69, a decrease of 26. Total tests reported stand at 522,385, an increase of 24,692 since Friday.

Gov. Lamont says he's going to pause 'Phase 3' at this time. It was set to happen mid-July.

8 a.m.

Worldometers reported 11,587,655 COVID-19 cases worldwide, along with 537,383 deaths and 6,554,991 recoveries.

U.S. cases rose to 2,983,155 with 132,571 deaths and 1,289,687 recoveries.

July 4

8:30 a.m.

A total of 11,220,643 COVID-19 cases were reported globally by Worldometers. There have been 529,630 deaths and 6,364,434 recoveries.

In the U.S., 2,891,267 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, along with 132,112 deaths and 1,235,965 recoveries.

July 3

4 p.m.

State officials announced the latest statistics related to the coronavirus pandemic.

They reported 46,717 people tested positive, up 71 from Thursday. Deaths rose to 4,335, an increase of 9 since the previous day. Hospitalizations declined to 95, a decrease of 6. Total tests reported stand at 497,693, an increase of 10,370.

12 p.m.

A total of 11,062,575 COVID-19 cases were reported globally by Worldometers. There have been 525,689 deaths and 6,199,301 recoveries.

In the U.S., 2,857,582 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, along with 131,694 deaths and 1,196,169 recoveries.

July 2

4 p.m.

State officials announced the latest statistics related to the coronavirus pandemic.

They reported 46,646 people tested positive, up 74 from Wednesday. Deaths rose to 4,326, an increase of 2 since the previous day. Hospitalizations jumped slightly to 101, an increase of 1. Total tests reported stand at 487,323, an increase of 11,461.

8:30 a.m.

The unemployment report for June was released. The economy added 4.8 million jobs during the month.

The unemployment rate was 11.1 percent, but the U.S. Labor Department warned it could be a full percentage point higher due to workers classifying themselves as absent versus unemployed.

6:30 a.m.

A total of 10,833,130 COVID-19 cases were reported globally by Worldometers. There have been 519,571 deaths and 6,052,014 recoveries.

In the U.S., 2,780,152 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic, along with 130,798 deaths and 1,164,794 recoveries.

July 1

4 p.m.

State officials announced the latest statistics related to the coronavirus pandemic.

They reported 46,572 people tested positive, up 58 from Tuesday. Deaths rose to 4,324, an increase of 2 since the previous day. Hospitalizations jumped slightly to 100, an increase of 2. Total tests reported stand at 475,862, an increase of 11,448.

7:15 a.m.

Global COVID-19 cases reached 10,614,490 with 514,622 deaths and 5,823,371 recoveries, Worldometers reported.

U.S. cases reached 2,727,996 with 130,123 deaths and 1,143,490 recoveries.

June 30

4 p.m.

State officials announced the latest statistics related to the coronavirus pandemic.

They reported 46,514 people tested positive, up 152 from Monday. Deaths rose to 4,322, an increase of 2 since the previous day. Hospitalizations dropped to 98, a decline of 1. Total tests reported stand at 464,414, an increase of 21,416.

1 p.m.

Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts announced that starting on July 1, all travelers arriving to Massachusetts were instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days, except those from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York and New Jersey.

10:40 a.m.

Gov. Lamont has updated the list of states with COVID-19 infection rates that are covered under the regional travel advisory with New York and New Jersey. He says as of Tuesday, anyone traveling to CT, NY, or NJ from the following states will need to quarantine for 14 days: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah

7:15 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases hit 10,433,437 with 508,805 deaths and 5,692,120 recoveries, Worldometers reported.

In the U.S., cases rose to 2,682,011 with 128,788 deaths and 1,122,246 recoveries.

June 29

4 p.m.

State officials have released new numbers regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Cases are up to 46,362, up by 59 since yesterday. Deaths have risen by 4, bring the total amount of coronavirus-related deaths to 4,320. Hospitalizations have dropped to 99, which is down by 4 from yesterday. Officials said 6,354 more people have been tested for the coronavirus since Sunday, bringing the total number of tests to 442,998.

3:30 p.m.

State releases comprehensive plan to guide school districts when reopening for the upcoming school year.

State releases complete breakdown of back-to-school plan

7:15 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases surpassed the 10 million mark. Worldometers reported 10,270,357 cases, 504,942 deaths and 5,571,765 recoveries.

U.S. cases rose to 2,637,180 with 128,438 deaths and 1,093,527 recoveries.

June 28

State officials have released new numbers regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Cases are up to 46,303, up by 97 since yesterday. Deaths have risen by five, bring the total amount of coronavirus-related deaths to 4,316. Hospitalizations have dropped to 103, which is down by three from yesterday. 9,077 more people have been tested for the coronavirus since Saturday.

June 27

State officials announced the latest statistics pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic.

After a slight uptick in hospitalizations yesterday, officials say that hospitalizations dropped by 21, bringing the total to 106. Four more people died as a result of the coronavirus, which brings the total amount of deaths up to 4,311. Cases stand at 46,206, up by 147 since Friday. 12, 678 people have been tested for the coronavirus since yesterday, bringing the total number of tests conducted up to 427,567.

June 26

4 p.m.

State officials announced the latest statistics related to the coronavirus pandemic.

They reported 46,059 people tested positive, up 65 from Thursday. Deaths rose to 4,307, an increase of 9 since the previous day. Hospitalizations rose to 127, an increase of 5. Total tests reported stand at 414,889, an increase of 7,922.

6:15 a.m.

Globally, COVID-19 cases rose to 9,733,647 with 492,258 deaths and 5,266,079 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

There have been 2,504,676 cases in the U.S. with 126,785 deaths and 1,052,389 recoveries.

June 25

4 p.m. 

State officials announced the latest statistics related to the coronavirus pandemic.

They reported 45,994 people tested positive, up 81 from Wednesday. Deaths rose to 4,298, an increase of 11 since the previous day. Hospitalizations dropped to 122, a decline of 2. Total tests reported stand at 406,967, an increase of 6,576.

8:30 a.m.

While first-time unemployment claims have dropped, another 1.5 Americans filed initial jobless claims last week.

Unemployment claims have fallen for 3 months, but millions still need jobless benefits

8:25 a.m.

Gov. Lamont said a 7-day moving average of new cases, released by Johns Hopkins University, shows Connecticut is keeping numbers down.

"Compared to where we were over two months ago, we couldn’t be more proud of the low case numbers you see today—but we have to keep doing everything we’ve been doing to keep them down. Wear a mask, remain socially distant and get tested. Keep it up, Connecticut," Lamont said.

7:30 a.m.

Globally, COVID-19 cases rose to 9,558,414 with 485,611 deaths and 5,198,001 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

There have been 2,463,438 cases in the U.S. with 124,294 deaths and 1,040,608 recoveries.

June 24

4 p.m.

State officials announced the latest statistics related to the coronavirus pandemic.

They reported 45,913 people tested positive, up 14 from Tuesday. Deaths rose to 4,287, an increase of 10 since the previous day. Hospitalizations dropped to 124, a decline of 14. Total tests reported stand at 400,391, an increase of 1,175.

11:30 a.m.

The governors of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey announced a joint travel advisory.

"All individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID into NY, NJ, or CT must quarantine for 14 days," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York.

Travel advisory in effect for people coming into CT, NY, NJ from states where COVID-19 is spreading

The travel advisory is effective midnight tonight.

7 a.m.

Globally, COVID-19 cases rose to 9,380,760 with 480,401 deaths and 5,068,453 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

There have been 2,424,493 cases in the U.S. with 123,476 deaths and 1,020,412 recoveries.

June 23

11:30 a.m.

Gov. Ned Lamont and DMV commissioner Sibongile Magubane announced that some services have partially resumed at the Department of Motor vehicles. Select offices have reopened.

Read more here.

7 a.m.

Worldometers reported a total of 9,214,585 COVID-19 cases around the world since the start of the pandemic. There were 474,954 deaths and 4,961,139 recoveries.

U.S. cases totaled 2,388,225 with 122,611 deaths and 1,003,062 recoveries.

June 22

4 p.m. 

State officials announced the latest statistics related to the coronavirus pandemic.

They reported 45,782 people tested positive, up 27 from Sunday. Deaths rose to 4,263, an increase of 3 since the previous day. Hospitalizations dropped to 140, a decline of 9. Total tests reported stand at 395,590, an increase of 2,115.

6:30 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 9,067,906 with 471,042 deaths and 4,850,752 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases hit 2,356,715 with 122,248 deaths and 980,367 recoveries.

June 21

12:55 pm

State officials have released the latest statistics pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic.

A total of 45,755 people have tested positive for COVID-19, which is up by a total of 40 cases from Saturday. 4,260 people have died from the coronavirus, which is up by nine from yesterday. Hospitalizations saw a slight decline with one person being released from the hospital, bringing the total down to 149. A total of 393,475 tests have been conducted, which is up by 3,772 from yesterday.

June 20

12:00 p.m.

State officials have released the latest statistics related to the coronavirus outbreak.

45,715 people have tested positive for the virus, which is up 158 from yesterday. A total of 4,251 people have died, which is up thirteen from yesterday. Hospitalizations continue to trend downward with 150 people currently hospitalized. That's down by twenty-two from yesterday. 389,703 tests have been done, up by 11,772 since Friday.

June 19

4:15 p.m. 

State officials announced the latest statistics related to the coronavirus pandemic. 

They reported 45,557 people tested positive, up 117 from Thursday. Deaths rose to 4,238, an increase of 12 since the previous day. Hospitalizations dropped to 172, a decline of 4. Total tests reported stand at 377,931, an increase of 7,293. 

6 a.m.

According to Worldometers, global COVID-19 cases rose to 8,602,359 with 456,802

deaths and 4,552,490 recoveries.

U.S. cases increased to 2,263,756 with 120,688 deaths and 931,079 recoveries.

June 18

4 p.m.

State officials released the daily statistics related to the coronavirus outbreak.

They reported 45,440 people tested positive, up 81 from Wednesday. Deaths rose to 4,226, an increase of 7 from the previous day. Hospitalizations went down to 176, a decline of 10. Tests reported to the state total 370,638, an increase of 4,722.

In a Twitter post, Gov. Lamont said "Over the last 7 days, 30,484 COVID-19 tests were conducted in CT. 870 tested positive. Of those, 561 were people who tested positive for the 1st time. Of the new cases, 391 (70%) were among people in the community and 170 (30%) were among people who live in congregate settings."

12 p.m.

Gov. Ned Lamont said Hospitalizations are under 200 and 95 percent of businesses have reopened.

However, he stressed a need for people to get tested.

Read more here.

8:30 a.m.

National unemployment benefits claims rose by 1.5 millions since last week, which is a slight uptick.

Read more here.

7 a.m.

According to Worldometers, global COVID-19 cases rose to 8,428,892 with 451,930 deaths and 4,436,999 recoveries.

U.S. cases increased to 2,234,854 with 119,943 deaths and 918,796 recoveries.

June 17

4 p.m.

State officials released the daily statistics related to the coronavirus outbreak.

They reported 45,429 people tested positive, up 80 from Tuesday. Deaths rose to 4,219, an increase of 9 from the previous day. Hospitalizations went down to 186, a decline of 15. Tests reported to the state total 365,916, an increase of 6,430.

Gov. Lamont said Wednesday marked the lowest hospitalizations the state has seen since mid-March.

7 a.m.

Phase 2 of the state's COVID-19 reopening plan commenced. Restaurants added indoor dining options and businesses such as gyms, nail salons, hotels, bowling alleys and movie theaters were also allowed to serve customers.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 8,287,295 total with 446,667 deaths and 4,341,849 recoveries.

U.S. cases totaled 2,208,486 with 119,133 deaths and 903,136 recoveries.

June 16

4 p.m.

State officials released the daily statistics related to the coronavirus outbreak.

They reported 45,349 people tested positive, up 114 from Monday. Deaths rose to 4,210, an increase of 6 from the previous day. Hospitalizations went down to 201, a decline of 2. Tests reported to the state total 359,486, an increase of 5,041.

7:45 a.m.

Global cases rose to 8,141,658 with 439,713 deaths and 4,252,432 recoveries, Worldometers reported.

U.S. cases were at 2,182,979 total, with 118,286 deaths and 890,015 recoveries.

June 15

4 p.m.

State officials released the daily statistics related to the coronavirus outbreak.

They reported 45,235 people tested positive, up 147 from Sunday. Deaths rose to 4,204, an increase of 3 from the previous day. Hospitalizations went down to 203, a decline of 2. Tests reported to the state total 354,445, an increase of 7,255.

7:30 a.m.

Total global COVID-19 cases grew to 8,018,693, according to Worldometers. Deaths rose to 436,137 and 4,141,103 people have recovered.

In the U.S., total cases rose to 2,162,261 with 117,858 deaths and 870,076 recoveries.

June 14 

4:30 p.m. 

State officials released the daily statistics related to the coronavirus outbreak. 

They reported 45,088 people tested positive, up 94 from Saturday. Deaths rose to 4,201, an increase of 15 from the previous day. Hospitalizations went down to 205, a decline of 28. Tests reported to the state total 347,190, an increase of 4,852. 

June 13 

3 p.m.

State officials released the daily statistics related to the coronavirus outbreak.

They reported 44,994 people tested positive, up 305 from Friday. Deaths rose to 4,186, an increase of 27 from the previous day. Hospitalizations went down to 233, a decline of 11. Tests reported to the state total 342,338, an increase of 13,985. 

June 12

4 p.m.

State officials released the daily statistics related to the coronavirus outbreak.

They reported 44,689 people tested positive, an increase of 228 from Thursday. Deaths rose to 4,159, up 12 from the previous day. Hospitalizations went down to 244, a decline of 2 in 24 hours. Tests reported to the state total 328,353, an increase of 8,309 since Thursday.

6 a.m.

Global coronavirus cases totaled 7,616,782 with 424,228 deaths and 3,855,068 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases totaled 2,089,825 with 116,035 deaths and 816,174 recoveries.

June 11

4 p.m.

State officials released the daily statistics related to the coronavirus outbreak.

They reported 44,461 people tested positive, an increase of 114 from Wednesday. Deaths rose to 4,146, up 26 from the previous day. Hospitalizations went down to 246, a decline of 24 in 24 hours. Tests reported to the state total 320,044, an increase of 5,030 since Wednesday.

Gov. Ned Lamont announced that the state is launching a new resource – the CT Back to Work Initiative – that will provide workers and businesses in Connecticut with high-quality, user-friendly career tools to assist those who have been impacted by the economic fallout from the public health emergency.

8:30 a.m.

Another 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week.

That brought the total number to 44 million since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The official unemployment rate is 13.3 percent.

Read more here.

7:30 a.m.

Global coronavirus cases totaled 7,482,957 with 419,498 deaths and 3,798,162 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases totaled 2,066,634 with 115,141 deaths and 808,551 recoveries.

June 10

4 p.m.

State officials released the daily statistics related to the coronavirus outbreak.

They reported 44,347 people tested positive, an increase of 168 from Tuesday. Deaths rose to 4,120, up 23 from the previous day. Hospitalizations went down to 270, a decline of 23 in 24 hours. Tests reported to the state total 315,014, an increase of 4,360 since Tuesday.

6:45 a.m.

Worldwide COVID-19 cases grew to 7,343,807 with 414,129 deaths and 3,621,424 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases rose to 2,045,741 with 114,151 deaths and 788,885 recoveries.

June 9

4 p.m.

State officials released the daily statistics related to the coronavirus outbreak.

They reported 44,179 people tested positive, an increase of 87 from Monday. Deaths rose to 4,097, up 13 from the previous day. Hospitalizations went down to 293, a decline of 31 in 24 hours. Tests reported to the state total 310,654, an increase of 4,658 since Monday.

11:30 a.m.

Gov. Ned Lamont said the infection rate was now around 2 percent and that hospitalizations were two-thirds below below what they were during the phase 1 reopening on May 20.

"We've kept things moving in the right direction," Lamont said. "June 17 will be an important date going forward."

9:30 a.m.

COVID-19 cases around the world grew to 7,232,313, according to Worldometers. Deaths rose to 409,437 and recoveries stood at 3,562,286.

U.S. cases climbed to 2,027,438 total with 113,125 deaths and 773,510 recoveries.

June 8

4 p.m.

State officials released the latest numbers regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

They reported 44,092 people tested positive, an increase of 124 from Sunday. Deaths rose to 4,084, up 13 from the previous day. Hospitalizations went down to 324, a decline of 13 in 24 hours. Tests reported to the state total 305,996, an increase of 5,715 since Sunday.

7 a.m.

Worldwide coronavirus cases surpassed 7 million, according to Worldometers. The website recorded 7,113,012 cases, 406,549 deaths and 3,472,059 recoveries.

U.S. cases surpassed 2 million. The number totaled 2,007,531 with 112,471 deaths and 761,720 recoveries.

Weekday church services resumed for archdioceses in Hartford and Norwich. Read more here.

June 7 

4 p.m. 

State officials released the latest numbers regarding the coronavirus outbreak.  

They reported 43,968 people tested positive, an increase of 150 from Saturday. Deaths rose to 4,071, up 16 from the previous day. Hospitalizations remained at 333. Tests reported to the state total 300,281, an increase of 6,807 since Saturday. 

June 6 

4:30 p.m. 

State officials released the latest numbers regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

They reported 43,818 people tested positive, up 358 from Friday. Deaths rose to 4,055, an increase of 17. Hospitalizations dropped to 333, a decrease of 17. Tests reported to the state total 293,474, an increase of 8,160 since Friday.

June 5

4 p.m.

State officials released the latest numbers regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

They reported 43,460 people tested positive, up 221 from Thursday. Deaths increased to 4,038, an increase of 31. Hospitalizations dropped to 350, a decrease of 23. Tests reported to the state total 285,314, an increase of 5,857.

11 a.m.

Gov. Lamont announces 'Phase 2' will begin on June 17, instead of June 20 like initially planned.

8:30 a.m.

May was a historic month for unemployment, with unexpected positive news.

There were actually job gains, the U.S. Labor Department reported.

The U.S. unemployment rate actually dropped to 13.3 percent, down from 14 percent. Read more here.

The news prompted a big jump in the stock market.

6:30 a.m.

COVID-19 cases across the globe rose to 6,723,644, Worldometers reported. Deaths totaled 393,552 and recoveries reached 3,266,767.

U.S. numbers showed 1,924,189 cases. There have been 110,179 deaths and 712,252 recoveries.

June 4

4 p.m.

Gov. Ned Lamont rejected a request from 500 restaurants that sought to resume indoor dining on June 10, not June 20.

Lamont said neighboring states have yet to do it, especially with large scale protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd. 

8:30 a.m.

Another 1.9 million workers filed for initial unemployment aid last week, according to the US Department of Labor.

RELATED: Nearly 43 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits during the pandemic

7 a.m.

Worldometers reported 6,596,863 cases of COVID-19 worldwide with 388,425 deaths and 3,188,022 recoveries.

There were 1,902,101 cases in the U.S. with 109,146 deaths and 688,692 recoveries.

June 3

4 p.m.

State officials released the latest numbers regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

They reported 43,091 people tested positive, up 112 from Tuesday. Deaths increased to 3,989, an increase of 17. Hospitalizations dropped to 406, a decrease of 28. Tests reported to the state total 274,396.

3:30 p.m. 

Governor Ned Lamont announced that school districts will be able to hold in-person graduations beginning July 6, with certain health and safety protocols. 

6:15 a.m.

Worldometers reported 6,470,838 cases of COVID-19 worldwide with 382,844 deaths and 3,081,214 recoveries.

There were 1,881,256 cases in the U.S. with 108,062 deaths and 646,260 recoveries.

June 2

4 p.m.

State officials released the latest numbers regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

They reported 42,979 people tested positive, up 239 from Monday. Deaths increased to 3,972, an increase of 8. Hospitalizations dropped to 434, a decrease of 20. Tests reported to the state total 268,572.

Governor Ned Lamont said Tuesday’s data was the lowest fatality rate the state has seen in months.

7 a.m.

Global coronavirus cases reached 6,394,317 with 377,966 deaths and 2,926,892 recoveries, Worldometers reported.

U.S. cases hit 1,859,693 with 106,927 deaths and 615,426 recoveries.

June 1

Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order requiring all nursing home employees to be tested for COVID-19.

4 p.m. 

State officials released the latest numbers regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

They reported 42,740 people tested positive, up 539 from Sunday. Deaths increased to 3,964, an increase of 20. Hospitalizations dropped to 454, a decrease of 27. Tests reported to the state total 259,320.

10 a.m.

HomeGoods and TJ Maxx locations across the state officially reopened.

Read more here.

7:30 a.m.

Barbershops and hair salons were given clearance to reopen as phase 1 of Gov. Ned Lamont's reopening plan continues. They'll be appointment-only and without waiting areas.

The Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos announced that Monday would also be their return, but with social distancing and guest limitations.

Worldwide coronavirus cases hit 

6,290,758 with 374,336 deaths and 2,862,119 recoveries, according to Worldometers.

U.S. cases totaled 1,837,578 with 106,198 deaths and 599,875 recoveries.

Symptoms of coronavirus can include:

  • Fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

People who have recently traveled to an impacted location and is feeling sick should:

  • Call ahead before visiting a doctor’s office or emergency room
  • Tell the doctor about recent travel and the symptoms being experienced
  • Avoid contact with others, and so not travel while sick

Everyone – regardless of whether they have recently traveled – should continue following some basic steps to protect themselves from coronavirus:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Avoid shaking hands as a greeting
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

For more information on the CDC's latest guidelines, click here.

Connecticut launched a coronavirus info-line as part of a partnership with the United Way. Anyone with questions can call 211 or text "CTCOVID" to 898211 or click here for more information.

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